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§ 59. Disposal of records. 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any
general, special or local law, any municipal housing authority or
officer or employee thereof is hereby empowered to destroy, sell or
otherwise dispose of any book, paper, map, photograph, microphotograph
or other record regardless of its physical form or characteristic, which
has been made, acquired, or received or is now in its custody and which
the authority determines no longer has sufficient administrative, legal,
fiscal, research or historical value to warrant its continued retention
and preservation, provided the authority authorizes such destruction,
sale, or other disposition.
2. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following
records of municipal housing authorities unless copies for retention are
reproduced as provided in section sixty of this chapter:
(a) The official copy of the minutes of any municipal housing
authority including appendices and attachments thereto.
(b) The official copy of any annual report of any municipal housing
authority to the commissioner.
(c) Records which have not been retained for such period of time as
may be required:
(1) by the federal government or any of its agencies;
(2) by rules and regulations of the state comptroller;
(3) by rules and regulations of the commissioner.

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